In Washington, D.C., Indigenous, racial justice and climate activists staged a protest outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters Thursday calling on President-elect Biden to take immediate action on the climate crisis and approve the Green New Deal. Advocates are also calling for a corporate-free Cabinet. This is climate activist John Henry Williams of the Sunrise Movement.
John Henry Williams: “Two years ago, we stood here as the Sunrise Movement, and we asked Nancy Pelosi to form a Green New Deal committee. Today we are asking President-elect Joe Biden to form a Select Office on Climate Mobilization, treat this crisis with the urgency it deserves, treat it with the urgency of a mother in Lake Charles who is homeless for the second time this year, with the urgency of the California farmworkers working under soot blood-red filled skies, and treat it with the urgency of the middle schoolers who made millions of calls to get you elected. If you do that, we will never forget you. And if you fail us, we will never forgive you.”